15 Date Ideas During Quarantine
Couples are getting creative during quarantine and coming up with fun and innovative date ideas to help stave off the boredom.
Here are a few suggestions I’ve came up with that I think you’ll enjoy.
1) Go camping in your back yard. If you have a tent and a little yard space why not switch it up a bit and get outdoors. If you have a fire pit, light it up and roast your dinner over the fire, make some s’mores, and tell a scary story.
3) Learn more about yourself and your partner by taking a fun personality quiz online. In order to get the most benefit out of this, share your results with each other and discuss the differences. Find ways to appreciate the differences. Ask questions such as: Were you surprised by your result? Do you think my result is fitting? Seeing that we have these differences in personality characteristics, how can we best manage them in our relationship?
-My favorite Myers-Briggs assessment is the one at 16 Personalities.
-I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so I would definitely recommend the official sorting hat quiz at Wizarding World. You’ll need to sign up for a Wizarding Passport to access the test and your results.
–The Four Tendencies is a great personality profile, and Gretchen Rubin uses this framework to help couples to reduce conflict and make lasting change.
-It’s great to know your partner’s love language, so I highly recommend taking The Five Love Languages quiz. When I recommend this quiz to couples, I also ask that they listen to these two podcast episodes (By The Book – The Five Love Languages and By The Book – The Five Love Languages Epilogue) from Kristin and Jolenta from By The Book. They read the Five Love Languages, implement them into their relationships, and share their results.
4) Give yourselves a spa treatment. Draw a hot bath, do a foot soak, give each other a hand, foot, or full-body massage. Turn off the distractions, light some candles, and find a spa radio station to set the ambiance.
5) Order a date night that is sent right to your front door.
6) Take it back to the silliness of childhood and build an indoor fort. Take the cushions off your couch and put them on the floor, gather some blankets and pillows, stretch out blankets and sheets for a roof, and pile in. Pop some popcorn and charge up your laptop for a movie. Or pull up the Gottman Card Decks app and complete a deck.
7) You know those paint and wine events? Create your own. I’m terrible at painting, but I love painting by number! You can search for adult paint by number prints online. Here’s a fun owl print that you can paint with acrylic or diamond.
8) Order delivery from your favorite local restaurant. If you miss going out to eat, you can still order delivery with DoorDash ($15 off first three deliveries) or Uber Eats ($7 off first order with code: eats-cindyn7009ue).
9) While we’re still on dinner, you two can cook dinner together with ingredients you find at home. Get creative with it! So far I’ve made a “whatever is in the house curry” and “whatever is in the house cupcakes”.
10) Plan a future dream vacation together. I know that now is not the time for travel, but most of what makes travel and vacationing so much fun is the planning and anticipation of the event. When I have a trip planned, it brings me so much joy just thinking about it. Sit down with your partner and list out the places that you want to go. Decide on a location and start the conversation. Share what you want to do while you are there. I highly recommend checking in with Patrick Casale of Empowered Escape for any support you need with planning your trip.
11) Read a relationship book together and implement what you learn.
12) Exercise together, or schedule movement into your day. Whether it’s a full on work out routine or a stroll around the block, movement will help you to feel better.
13) Take a virtual tour of a museum or gallery.
14) Exchange gifts with each other. The only catch is that you can’t buy anything. You’ll need to get creative and make something with items you can find at home. You can also repurpose something, or uncover something meaningful that may have been put away in storage.
15) Find a new tv series to watch. Here’s how you can go about it. You and your partner separately go through your streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) and write down a list of the tv series that you are interested in watching. Compare notes. Make a final list of the tv series that you are both interested in. Write them down on little strips of paper, fold them up, and put them in a jar. Draw out a piece of paper whenever you’re ready for a new series. You can do the same thing with movies. This way, you’ll never be at a loss when one of you says “What do you want to watch?”.
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